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Old November 3rd, 2008, 11:40 AM   #101
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Can anyone tell me how are roads in Laponia? I'd like to make a big road trip Stockholm-Kemi-Rovaniemi-Inari-Nordkapp (or something like that). In July
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 07:49 PM   #102
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Do you mean Lapland? If so, I drove there in 2003 and at least then the roads were very good. Traffic is really light. The only problem is reindeers that don't want to leave the road sometimes.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 09:48 PM   #103
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They aren't too big though and if it is very snowy/wintery/etc it can be quite trecherous, so the most important things to keep in mind are:
-Drive very carefully and often slower than you think you should
-Expect delays (due to weather, not traffic)
-Be VERY alert for animals (the biggest problem in the north of Scandinavia)
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:38 PM   #104
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Animals can be very dangerous. In Alaska it's a big problem as well. When leaving Anchorage airport I almost hit a moose. In the rest of the trip we also saw moose along the road, but because they've removed a few metres of forest on each side of the road, you can see them coming. This is way safer IMO.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #105
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Do you mean Lapland? If so, I drove there in 2003 and at least then the roads were very good. Traffic is really light. The only problem is reindeers that don't want to leave the road sometimes.
Yes, I thought of Lapland. Thanks for your information.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #106
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Thanx everyone, I didn't think of animals, I must admit, good to know. So the quality of the roads is OK everywhere in Northern Sweeden, Finland and Norway, I only have to pay attention not to hit any moose or alike
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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #107
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The roads are just fine I'd say, it's just that it can get quite slippery! Depending on how this winter might be, you'll be shocked how much snow there can be, hehe.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #108
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I can imagine, that's why im planning to go there in July! I'm from the coastal part of Croatia and I'm not very used to drive in winter/snow conditions. Can you arrive by car all the way to Nordkapp? Is it better (road quality and scenerywise) to go from Inari directly to Karasjok, or to take E75 to Utsjoki and than E6 to Karasjok. I see on Viamichelin that E75 and E6 is about 120km longer.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #109
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Yes you can get to Nordkapp by car, but you have to drive through a looong tunnel(since Nordkapp is an island) and that costs a bit.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #110
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At least you can get there. It's actually insane that they buid a tunnel over there. Norway just has too much money.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #111
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Ahh, during July! Oops! In that case it is indeed pretty much just animals you have to watch out for.
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@Rebasepoiss: do you have an iPhone?
Naah, I'm not rich enough to spend € 650 on a telephone that can't even send a contact by SMS... I just don't understand why it's a must have for so many people.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #113
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At least you can get there. It's actually insane that they buid a tunnel over there. Norway just has too much money.

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Well, you see we're very good at building massive prestige projects like the 100+ million Magerøy tunnel on the E69 (which shouldn't be a E route at all...) to the North Cape. However, when it comes to the regular roads, we're not as good. We're pretty bad, actually...
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Old November 8th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #114
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We've also had this in the Netherlands. About 10 years ago, when there was still plenty of money, they decided to build a big aquaduct under the river Gein, for the railway line Amsterdam-Utrecht (from 2 to 4 tracks). Costs: 55 million euros. They did it for some environmental issue. This is the result of NIMBY's.
To give you an idea of the river Gein:



Yes, just a small ditch

And this is the aquaduct:

The old two railway tracks are also visible.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #115
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Can somebody post me a picture from Speed Limits in Finland? Thanks
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Old April 26th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #116
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Speed limits are variable. In the summer, most roads are 80 or 100; in winter the roads are 60 or 80. City centres are 50, but most of them have a 40 kph speed limit.

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Old April 26th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #117
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OMG, Corvette!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #118
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Not too long ago the new motorway east of Helsinki was completed, so Turku-Helsinki E18 is now 100% motorway. By 2015 the E18 will also be 100% motorway all the way to the Russian border.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #119
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The northernmost motorway in the world:

Route 29 near Tornio:
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:55 PM   #120
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Any pics of the new section of Turku-Helsinki motorway?
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